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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Aug 30, 2012 3:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: TDIH 1969 - Nice transitional Dark Star

http://archive.org/details/gd69-08-30.sbd.barbella.8594.sbeok.shnf

Excellent 69-style jamming in the Dark Star, with Jerry getting a bit more exploratory in places, as he seemed to be doing that transitional summer; space jam in the middle that kept reminding me of 2-13-70, then the first ever appearance of the Tighten Up jam. Sound quality is reasonably good.

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Poster: scotch_glass Date: Aug 30, 2012 4:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1969 - Nice transitional Dark Star

One of my favorites from 69, mostly because I love the ones from 70!

Isn't it odd that this show which is labeled as a soundboard is still downloadable? Any reasoning behind this?

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Aug 30, 2012 5:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1969 - Nice transitional Dark Star

Shhhh...maybe they missed this one ;)

This is definitely a good Dark Star, havent heard it in a while but if i remember right the Tighten Up sequence is pretty much what makes this one worthwhile; as light into ashes says in his review this show is very off kilter with Jerry breaking strings a lot. I'll have to check out this show again tonight though...

This post was modified by clementinescaboose on 2012-08-31 00:57:38

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Aug 30, 2012 7:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1969 - Nice transitional Dark Star

The Tighten Up sequence is not what makes this one worthwhile...that's just a brief interlude while Jerry changes a string... The Star up til then is really outstanding, though. And the rest of the show is a mess!

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Aug 31, 2012 1:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1969 - Nice transitional Dark Star

Heard it again tonight...obviously I didn't remember it all that well 'cause I'd have to agree with you somewhat; the Tighten Up is just a seed really. This Star still feels somewhat disjointed and awkward to my ears, (probably much to do with the sting change) even though there are some quality moments. I certainly enjoy the versions later in the fall better (i.e. 10/25 or 11/2/69) where they really start to develop the thematic jamming.